Continuous activity monitoring and intelligent contextual prompting to improve medication adherence.


Journal Article

Poor medication adherence is a serious medical problem, particularly in older adults. Various solutions have been developed to remind people to take their medications, but these systems are usually simple time-based alarm systems that are not particularly effective. We describe a system that is context aware, and that utilizes information about past patterns of behavior plus the current context to provide prompts at the appropriate time and place. A case study from our initial deployment of the system to eleven older adults illustrates the possibilities and advantages of context aware prompting systems.

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Cited Authors

  • Lundell, J; Hayes, TL; Vurgun, S; Ozertem, U; Kimel, J; Kaye, J; Guilak, F; Pavel, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2007 /

Start / End Page

  • 6287 - 6290

PubMed ID

  • 18003458

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18003458

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1557-170X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/iembs.2007.4353792


  • eng